A video edition of my weekly newsletter!

A proper introduction, some thoughts on "giving things up" & plans for 2023

Just for kicks, today I’m testing out a video version of my weekly newsletter. Why?

  • Engaging with you is fun.

  • It’s time for a real introduction!

  • The topic of behavioral change is relevant to each of us and, in my humble opinion, it can never too much air time.

So todays’s video is a corollary to my post about Dry January. It’s also a commentary on this Sunday’s New York Times piece about alcohol.

My top-line thoughts? Changing a habit is hard. Whether it’s giving up alcohol, sugar, or our bedtime Instagram habit, effecting lasting change is not usually as simple as taking a month off. It also requires more nuanced guidance than simply tightening our adherence to public health decrees.

This video is by no means an exhaustive dive into the complexities of human behavior, but hopefully it frames how I think about the kinds of complex problems we face every day.

Thank you for watching! I welcome your comments below!

Some housekeeping:

Zoom hangouts

Join me for our very first Zoom hangout on February 2! This is one of many fun “extras” for paid subscribers only. The topic: What does it mean to be healthy? We’ll discuss our various definitions and actionable advice to get there. I hope you’ll join me then!

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Beyond the Prescription: Season Two

The season two trailer for my podcast Beyond the Prescription drops tomorrow. I’m excited to share my roster of amazing guests — and our conversations about health, wellness, and how to be a little more okay tomorrow than we are today. As always, paid subscribers get early access to every episode.

A fun new feature! This season, every other week will be a sit-down with just you and me — where I go into more detail about the nuances of common medical issues. From the new weight loss drugs to the complexities of treating depression and anxiety, I can’t wait to share some practical advice and top-line thoughts about issues that affect our everyday lives.

Be sure to subscribe to the podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Thank you!!

I am grateful to every single one of you for your support of me and my work.

To those of you who have already become paid subscribers, I appreciate beyond words your vote of confidence in this work. Your financial support enables my team to do what we do — to deliver evidence-based straight talk about managing physical and mental health in tandem.

My goal is also to remain independent — free of ads or any investors. So if you believe in the mission to help more people make sense of their bodies and minds — and to put people back in the driver’s seat of their health, consider becoming a paid subscriber today.

Like this video format? Hate it? Let me know! I always love your thoughts.

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Dr. Lucy McBride